Gautam Gambhir furious over this act of Kohli, vented anger

New Delhi: Team India captain Virat Kohli is such a player who always does not shy away from showing his emotions on the field. Whether it is to compete with the players of the opposing team or use your energy to encourage the team. However, this habit of Kohli sometimes crosses the limit. Something similar happened on the third day of the third Test between India and South Africa. Kohli lost his cool when African captain Dean Elgar was given life support through a DRS decision. This act of Kohli has been criticized by former India cricketer Gautam Gambhir expressing his displeasure.

In fact, Kohli and a few other Indian players took to the stump mic to lash out at the South African broadcaster and SuperSport after Elgar was relieved from LBW after the DRS review. Umpire Erasmus had earlier given Elgar out, but ball-tracking techniques showed the ball was going over the stumps and the decision was overturned on review.

Gambhir reprimanded him fiercely

On the other hand, Gambhir criticized Kohli’s response and termed it as immature. The former player said that such a reaction sets a bad example for the young cricketers. Gambhir told Star Sports, “Kohli is very immature. It is the worst thing for an Indian captain to say at the stumps. By doing this you will never become a role model for the youth.”

Gambhir further said, “What Kohli did is really bad. Going to the stump mic and reacting like that, he’s really immature. You don’t expect such from an Indian captain because the technology is not in your hands. Gambhir said of Elgar how calmly he reacted to India’s batsman Mayank Agarwal not being dismissed during the opening Test at Centurion.

Gambhir said, “When Mayank had a catch-back appeal on the leg-side, then Dean Elgar did not react in the way that Kohli has. He said that head coach Rahul Dravid should talk to Kohli to stop this kind of behaviour. I hope Rahul Dravid talks to him because the kind of captain Dravid was, he would never have reacted like this. Apart from Kohli, former South African fast bowler great Shaun Pollock said, “India were desperate to take wickets and then they gave such reactions, after which Elgar also declared not out.”

Kohli had said this

In fact, Kohli was heard saying on the stump mic, ‘Focus on your team when they were shining the ball. Don’t just focus on the opposing team. Trying to catch people the whole time. On the other hand, Ravichandran Ashwin and KL Rahul alleged that the image displayed on the screen by the ball tracking system was flawed. Let us tell you that this incident is of the first ball of the 27th over of the second innings of South Africa. Ashwin was then bowling to Elgar. The Indian off-spinner surrounded Elgar in front of the stumps and the umpire also raised a finger.